I am researching family of a Penticost Gardner, born abt 1799, who was married to a Eustacia "Stacy" Hughes, born abt 1804.
They had lived in North Carolina, moved to Hawkins County, Tennessee, then onto Wise County Virginia.
Stacy died in November of 1879 in North Carolina. "Widowed" husband Penticost was living with "a nephew", Irvin Hughes in 1880 in Bakersville, Mitchell, North Carolina.
I am posting to this board because I heard Washington County at one point in the last quarter of the 1700s, covered the entire state of Tennessee.